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Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 Do you have one year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience and education.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have experience with the following national rules, methods, policies, and procedures pertinent to the domestic spectrum management process? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • United States Table of Frequency Allocations
  • Federal Table of Frequency Allocations
  • International Table of Frequency Allocations
  • International Radio Regulations
  • NTIA Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management
  • Federal Communications Commission rules contained in 47 Code of Federal Regulations
  • None of the above
3 Select the response(s) in which you have experience participating in a variety of forums, committees, or working groups. (Please select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in forums, committees, or working groups as part of the audience.
  • I have prepared presentations for a variety of forums, committees, or working groups.
  • I have prepared and presented in forums, committees, or working groups.
  • I have prepared and presented in forums, committees, or working groups for frequency assignment issues.
  • I have never participated in forums, committees, or working groups.

Grade: 12

1 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have knowledge of and experience in applying national and international spectrum and/or telecommunication rules and regulation? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in applying ITU radio allocation and rule changes to the U.S. allocation table and rules as part of my employment.
  • I have experience in applying FCC radio allocation and rule changes to the U.S. allocation table and rules as part of my employment.
  • I have experience in applying NTIA radio allocation and rule changes to the U.S. allocation table and rules as part of my employment.
  • I have knowledge of the ITU radio allocation and rule changes process as it applied to the U.S. allocation table and rules.
  • I have knowledge of the FCC and NTIA allocation and rule changes process as it applied to the U.S. allocation table and rules.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the response that best describes your experience participating in the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC), its subcommittees, and ad hoc groups or other spectrum management committee or fora. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in fora, committees, or working groups as part of the audience
  • I have prepared presentations for the IRAC, its subcommittees and ad hoc groups
  • I have prepared and presented in fora, committees, or working groups.
  • I have prepared and presented in the IRAC, its subcommittees and ad hoc groups.
  • I have never participated in any IRAC, fora, committee, or working group.
4 Which of the following types of documents have you regularly written or edited? Answer to this question is required
  • Drafted or edited internal or external agency memorandums or letters related.
  • Drafted agendas and summary minutes for group meetings.
  • Drafted or edited documents related to proposals or preliminary view documents for telecommunications.
  • Edited regulations, memorandums, or policy documents using Microsoft Word redline strike-out formatting.

Grade: All Grades

1 How do you wish to be considered for this position? PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE OPTIONS BELOW and choose only those for which you are fully eligible. You are required to provide sufficient documentation to validate your eligibility for your selection. YOU WILL BE ONLY CONSIDERED FOR THE OPTIONS you select and for which you have submitted the required documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • DOC MERIT PROMOTION -- Current permanent competitive service Department of Commerce employee. (You must provide an SF-50 as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • MERIT PROMOTION -- Status applicants (i.e. current and former government employees in the competitive service who have completed 3 years of substantially continuous creditable competitive service or who are currently serving in a career conditional status or who have separated from a career conditional appointment within the past 3 years). (You must provide a SF-50 as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement. The SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, must show your current -- or most recent that validates this eligibility -- grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2")).
  • REASSIGNMENT/REPROMOTION -- applicant as defined above and is currently or has previously occupied a permanent position at the same or higher permanent grade level at the same or higher full performance (target grade) level of this Job Opportunity Announcement. Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current -- or most recent copy that validates this eligibility -- grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2").
  • VEOA -- Individuals eligible for competitive appointment under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service. (You must provide a DD-214 and additional documentation if applicable as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITY -- Individuals eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority. Some examples of Special Appointing Authorities are Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (Note: VRA can only be used for Grades 11 and below), 30% or more disabled veterans (must submit DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15), military spouse (must submit valid marriage certificate or other documentation verifying marriage and must submit the military orders assigning the member and his/her spouse to a certain post. Persons with disabilities (must submit letter from health professional), Interchange agreements (must submit SF-50), Peace Corp volunteers (must submit Letter of Non-Competitive Eligibility for Peace Corps), United States Postal Service employees (must submit SF-50), or certain former overseas employees such as Career Foreign Service Officers (must submit SF-50).
  • CTAP -- Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or similar notice. Please review the Other Information section for more information on CTAP. (You must provide the appropriate supporting documents as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • ICTAP -- Displaced Federal employee (ICTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a displaced Federal employee (ICTAP), you MUST have received your formal "Reduction in Force Separation Notice" or similar certification. Please review the Other Information section for more information on ICTAP. (You must provide the appropriate supporting documents as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • None of the above.
2 If so, please identify the special appointing authority. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 In the last 3 years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: On-the-Spot Award, Time Off Award or equivalent? Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, Cash-in-a-Flash, performance award, or equivalent valued at $999 or less? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Have you had one or more of the following Awards: Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, performance award or equivalent valued at $1000 or greater (within the last 3 years)? Director's Award for Innovation, Quality Step Increase, Equal Employment Opportunity Award, or equivalent (within the last 3 years)? Department of Commerce Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal or equivalent honorary award (Lifetime)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Indicate your most recent performance rating (received within the last four years). Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent performance rating is at least at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • My most recent performance rating is at below at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • I have not received a performance rating within the last four years.
8 If you selected "I have not received a performance rating within the last four years" please provide an explanation. Maximum length of 250 characters. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) current policy requires the review of all competitive and non-political excepted service appointment actions that involve the appointment or conversion of a current or former political appointee, Schedule C employee, or Noncareer SES member. A former or recent political appointee is someone who held a political appointment within the previous five-year period. Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply/Required Documents' & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter, if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to fax in required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Please certify that you have accurately and truthfully represented your level of work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and/or education when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position. Answer to this question is required
  • I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
  • I do not wish to certify. I understand that I will not be considered for the position.
Applicants may check the status of their application by accessing the Department of Commerce (QuickHire), Applicant Site at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov
13 Do you have a working knowledge of the statutory and regulatory framework that serves as the basis for radio frequency spectrum management policy in the United States? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Do you have working knowledge of the various parts of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration's Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 From the list below, select those products that you have produced using information provided by other staff members. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Correspondence/Memoranda
  • Office Procedures
  • Statistical Reports
  • Minutes/Summaries of Meetings
  • Forms/Form Letters
  • Charts/Graphs
  • None of the above
16 Select the responses which describe your level of experience concerning the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. (Please select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using Microsoft Word
  • I have experience using Microsoft Excel
  • I have experience using Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • I have experience using Microsoft Power Point
  • I have experience using Microsoft Access
  • None of the above.